Urban Planner: October 28, 2008
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Urban Planner: October 28, 2008

MUSIC: Athens, Georgia’s Of Montreal may not hail from the city of their namesake, but they still make sweet, sweet sounds. They are currently touring their new release Skeletal Lamping! with New York’s intriguing Gang Gang Dance opening the show. Get tickets in advance (through Ticketmaster)—they will not be available at the venue. Queen Elizabeth Theatre (CNE Grounds), 7 p.m., $25.00
MUSIC BENEFIT: Electronic bands The Octopus Project (from Austin, Texas) and Jeans Team (from Berlin) headline a special benefit concert for The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation tonight at Lee’s Palace. Local guest bands BoyTech and Modele open the show. Lee’s Palace (529 Bloor Street West), 8 p.m., Pay-what-you-can (minimum $10).
COMEDY BENEFIT: A wealth of sponsors have gotten together to cover all expenses for tonight’s Stand Up for Kids benefit at the spectacular Winter Garden Theatre. Lewis Black of Daily Show fame headlines, joined by Canadian comics Mike Wilmot, Terry McGurrin, Jo-Anna Downey, James Cunningham, and David Goodman. The evening is hosted by Kate Davis. All proceeds from the evening go toward Covenant House. Winter Garden Theatre (189 Yonge Street), 8 p.m., $50–$120.
PLAY: Charles Ross performs all three of the original Star Wars films himself in his one hour play, The One Man Star Wars Trilogy, the way only a truly avid fan of Star Wars could. Ross goes beyond bringing the characters to life—he also re-enacts the effects, the music, the space flights, and the battles. What’s more, Ross traces the inspiration for the idea back to a college game of frisbee. Through November 1. Diesel Playhouse (56 Blue Jays Way), 8 p.m., $27.50.
DANCE: At noon there’s a great opportunity to see true Flamenco at its best, performed in the new Canadian Opera Company digs. Arte Flamenco Spanish Dance Company gives a free performance today, complete with guitar and vocal accompaniment. Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts (145 Queen Street West), 12–1 p.m., FREE
Photo by Heather K. Dahlstrom from the Torontoist Flickr Pool.